Tricking out a bike with flag-inspired frills is a long-standing Fourth of July tradition. Follow this parade, and gear up to cruise with star-spangled pride.
No MP3 file could ever capture it: the simple, joyful flick-flick-flick of a playing card snapping against bike spokes. If childhood summer had a soundtrack, this noise would surely be on it. What's so thrilling is that this sounds just the same as it did in your childhood. And your parents', and their parents'. Indeed, in Telluride, Colorado, they've been parading down Main Street on the Fourth of July for more than 130 years, decorating bikes and reveling in the red, white, and blue. Steal some inspiration from them, adorn your old two-wheeler, and turn up the volume on that happy childhood sound.